Federal Triangle

Make No Little Plans

Make No Little Plans: Federal Triangle Heritage Trail  invites you to explore the imposing set of buildings located between the Capitol and the White House along Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues, NW. During the Great Depression, construction of the Federal Triangle provided much-needed employment for the construction workers, artists, and craftsmen involved. Today public servants in thousands of offices carry out the Constitution's mission where Washingtonians once shopped, enjoyed theaters and billiard parlors, and lived their daily lives. Discover the old neighborhood while unlocking secrets of the marvelous buildings that replaced it.


Each painting below represents one of the stops on the Federal Triangle Heritage Trail. Click to see larger versions and full descriptions of what bit of history inspired each painting.

There are 16 stops on the Federal Triangle Heritage Trail. Dana Ellyn is working towards creating a painting for every stop. Please check back often to see the newest paintings and learn a new bit of DC history with each visit!

Learn more about the Neighborhood Heritage Trails on the Cultural Tourism DC website.

Click here to return to main page to see paintings from all the Heritage Trail neighborhoods.

To purchase or inquire about a painting, please email: dana@danaellyn.com

© Dana Ellyn 2014